– At what age should the baby be shown to the dentist?
– When the child is one year old, – answers pediatric dentist, assistant at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education named after P.L. Shupik Irina Khodzinskaya.- The doctor will examine the baby’s oral cavity, give the mother recommendations on how to properly care for the teeth, in particular, what and how to clean…
– How to choose a brush for a baby?
– Today the choice is large. Some brushes are put on the finger, and celluloid ones also contain xylitol, a substance that protects against caries. Others are combined with teethers: they can be chewed on to relieve itchy gums. For babies under three years old, special fluoride-free pastes are available. If it is one tooth, then a poppy seed-sized amount of toothpaste is required.
The number of teeth increases – and more toothpaste is consumed, but maximum – about a pea. At three years old, the baby can brush his teeth himself, but parents, until he is ten years old, must control the process and clean up.
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– Is it necessary to treat milk teeth?
– Yes. They usually have it all in two and a half years. The child should be seen by the dentist every three to four months. Even if a tooth begins to deteriorate, the process will not reach the dimensions of a catastrophe. A damaged tooth that has not been treated in a timely manner may have to be removed. In the future, this can provoke orthodontic pathologies: incorrect or delayed eruption of permanent teeth, malocclusion.
Why does caries appear? Can you warn him? When is the best time to brush your teeth in the morning? What if the baby refuses to open his mouth in the doctor’s office?
To these and other questions from our readers on Monday, November 23, from 14:00 to 15:00 during the direct line “FACTS” the pediatric dentist will answer Irina Romanovna Khodzinskaya…
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